The Instigator
billsands
Pro (for)
The Contender
Cosmical
Con (against)

Socialism and fascism are words that are so misused they are meaning less

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Started: 2/19/2020 Category: Politics
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Debating Period
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billsands

Pro

People depending on how they feel about politics will use these words interchangabley, These words are so misused by stupid people they no longer have any meaning, These words should have meaning but have lost meaning
Cosmical

Con

" People depending on how they feel about politics will use these words interchangabley, These words are so misused by stupid people they no longer have any meaning, These words should have meaning but have lost meaning. "

You are right. People use these terms interchangeably and it"s unacceptable. Your first sentence is factual. However, Your 2nd and furthermore are wrong. Let me explain. Words do not lose meaning because they are misunderstood, The truth is always available and there. The definition of fascist and socialist have not changed. Nor have people changed! Fascism and socialism are used as slurs much of the time, It"s the new hip way of saying the f word! However, For those that use it in the correct manner, These words are extremely relevant to this day and have not lost meaning and definition, But they have lost gravity. When you call someone a fascist nowadays, They think you"re an angry bigot, And it"s true, Majority of the time you are. It lost gravity, Not meaning. Words don"t work how you explained your argument. Yes, People determine the definitions of words, But not when they use it incorrectly. And in many times, When someone calls another person a fascist or socialist, They are merely exhibiting traits of being one. For example, Medicare for All is a policy socialists support because the government takes the helm over an important service. Another example, The border wall is a policy supported by Nazi"s because they are racist and pride their race over the others. (Although, Normal, Good, People support the wall. I originally did. )

Yes, These words are often used incorrectly, But they have not lost meaning. They have lost gravity. When someone calls Trump a nazi, They"re not wrong. Everyone exhibits socialist and nazi traits, But it depends on the percentage of them. So no, They are using the word correctly, But they use it so much that it has become less offensive than calling someone a loser.
Debate Round No. 1
billsands

Pro

People depending on how they feel about politics will use these words interchangabley, These words are so misused by stupid people they no longer have any meaning, These words should have meaning but have lost meaning
words do lose meaning when they are misundertood. . When words are misrepresented they become tools of confusion and deception, That you can not deny
Cosmical

Con

Words lose gravity when used in the manner that they have now. As I argued earlier, These words are being used correctly, Just in such numbers that the gravity and insult of them have decreased to none. Nazi and Socialist can be used to deceive people, Trump isn"t really a Nazi, And Democrat"s aren"t socialists. People actually believe Trump is a Nazi and the Democrats are socialists! Of course, These things aren"t true, But the meaning hasn"t changed. Nazism is still fascism, And socialism is still the government taking control of the private industry and redistributing wealth. They both have bits and pieces of Nazism and Socialism, But like us, Aren"t full fledged of either.

Nazi and Socialist haven"t changed definitions in the dictionary, Have they? The only way they have changed is in the manner that they are used, And because of the terrible Nazis in WW2 and Socialists we faced during the Cold War. We are afraid of these enemies, And gun down anyone who comes close to them, But we have false flags. Therefore, The gravity of them has decreased. We can still spot a Nazi and a Socialist by a first look, So the definition is the same. It hasn"t changed. The gravity has changed! Nazism and Socialism used to be rarely used, Now they are commonplace because they are insults, And they are, But the meaning is the same. If you can spot a Socialist or Nazi, The definition hasn"t changed. It depends on the use of them, And their use has caused a reduction in gravity. Call me whatever, I"m not offended!

I agreed, Words when misrepresented become tools of confusion and deception. And they have been misrepresented! But not misused. In many ways, Trump is a Nazi, And the Democrats so forth, And in many ways, Both of them are Socialists. When someone calls either of them such, It is because of a policy that represents the ideal of Nazism or Socialism. However, Since people use these words so much, Their gravity has literally decreased to 0.
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Posted by billsands 1 year ago
billsands
the words are abused like a 50 year old whore
Posted by RobertJoe 1 year ago
RobertJoe
They still have rigidly defined meanings regardless of how often they are thrown around
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